The Economic Disparity Chart Reveals Divides Between Rich & Poor

 - Mar 22, 2014
References: worldwidelearn & holykaw.alltop
In a world with an ever-growing population and an ever-widening income gap, it's important to determine where exactly your country stands and the following economic disparity infographic reveals the great divide between the rich and poor in America.

Since 2009, a staggering 95% of of the income gains in the United States have gone to the top 1%, and 92% of Americans believe the "rich get richer." Americans have a rather interesting perception of the poor, with 65% believing the poor do work but don't gain enough income, while only 28% believe that poverty-stricken circumstances are beyond the poor's control.

American anthropologist and writer Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." In a time where the nation should demonstrate unity, this great divide must be regulated if there is any sort of positive change on the horizon.